Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on July 17, 1957 · Page 8
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 8

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 17, 1957
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Probe Alleged Bootlegging Activity In Border Areas; State Sales Down By HARRISON WEBER (Iowa Dally Press Assn. Writer) DES MOINES — A review of border liquor sales has caused state officials to launch an investigation into alleged bootlegging activity. There are reports that liquor is being hauled into Iowa by the truckload. Governor Herschel C. Loveless said "we have the matter under investigation." j William P. Housel, new liquor commission chairman, said "we* can't help but suspect that liquor: is coming in from outside the! state." j Sales from nine state stores in eastern Iowa were off $242,121 in the fiscal year of 1956 compared with the previous year, and sales in three state stores in western Iowa were $115 130 below the pace set in fiscal 1955. State liquor officials point out that part of this decrease was 8 Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa Wsdneiday, July 17, 1957 caused by the 5 per cent increase in prices in April of 1955. However, sales in interior Iowa at 12 state stores showed a $673,797 increase during the same period. Sales from the dozen stores for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1956, were $12,2R<>,993 compared with $11,616,196 for the previous year. Figures for the fiscal year of 1957 are not yet. ready. State liquor officials point out that sales in the various stores fluctuate from year to year. Davenport Example For example, in Davenport store number 3 the sales have dropped from $641,396 to $413,169 in a four-year period. However, the other store in JDavenport has picked up some of this drop-off. Liquor officials point out that the mm® At WAYS Hft si o u A t it Y'I SPECIAL! FRIDAY! SATURDAY! ft Lighting up the summer with fier/ colors . . . our Lucky sti ipe shirt! Sleeveless for action ... has plenty of tuck in tail! Red and white, Black and white! Machine washable. 1 98 32 to 38 second store has more parking facilities and' is closer, to Bettendorf, a highly industrialized area. They also point out that the West Des Moines store has had a steady increase in sales in the four-year period. They note that there is more parking area near the West Des Moines store and it is becoming more convenient to some because there has been a shift in population to the west side of Des Moines. Loveless has suggested the liquor commission boost prices by five per cent. The Governor claims this would bring in an additional $1,200,000 annually. Liquor officials aren't sure what the results would be in an increase in prices. They point out that after the last increase the state had a decrease in gallonage and in increase in dollars. Delivered to Door Eastern Iowa is presently being watched closely for illegal sales. It is reported that it's possible for a person living in" eastern Iowa to call a liquor retailer in Illinois and place an ordei and have the goods delivered to his door in Iowa. It is also said that many low- ans buy liquor by the case in surrounding states because they can get it cheaper and they have more of a variety to choose from. For the most part, liquor sold in Iowa's 180 state stores is cheaper than in neighboring states., But, if a person wants to buy it by the case he can get a cheaper rate outside Iowa since the state stores give no discount. It is also reported that many tavern operators in border counties buy liquor outside the state and sell it in Iowa over the bar. One reason why' bootlegging activity may be flourishing in the state is because the "cracker dry" policy adopted by Dayton Countryman during his tenure as attorney general, November of 1954 to January of this year, is no longer in force. Norman Erbe, present attorney general, has adopted the policy that it's up to the local law enforcement officers to crack down on illegal liquor sales. Spiritous liquor and wine, sales during 1955 totaled $37,453,940 .and broke the downward trend of the dollar volume started in 1951. In comparison with the previous fiscal year sales were up $57,993. Sales during 1955 totaled 2,307;819 gallons or a decline of 25,438 gallons in comparison with 1954. Prices Increased Liquor prices were increased on April 2, 1955, at the suggestion of a state legislative committee. Whiskies were advanced an average of 21 Cents per fifth and 12 cents per pint. Domestic . wines were hiked an average of four ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY!' Cool Cotton With Penney's Action Fit! FAMOUS TOWNCRAFTS FOR MEN PROPORTIONED FOR NO-BIND FIT! For summer comfort there's nothing , like the extra softness and absorbency of the 2-ply Durene mercerized yarns in Penney's athletic shirts and briefs!- And the fine combed cotton T-shirts can double as summer polos. Just check all those quality features . . . Towncraft gives you the most underwear value for your money. 3 7 55 for Mm 100 x 60 SANFORIZED BROADCLOTH SHORTS . . . 3 for 2.55 AT FT. RUCKER ;"V. Mr. and Mrs. Anton Riesenberg have received the following address for their son Norbert who Is stationed at Ft. Ruckcr, Ala.: Pvt. Norbert A. Riesenberg, ER 17477368, Hq. and Hq. Sp. Tips 3461, U.S.A. Aviation Center, Ft. Rucker, Ala. Norbert is the fourth son of the Riesenberg family to join the service. He. was Inducted in January 1957. cents a fifth and nine cents per half gallon. For the nine months preceding the April price increase the total dollar volume was off $86,000 with a correlative drop in the gallon- age volume of 10.000 gallons. The boost in prices enabled the commission to show an over-all rise for th*e year of $236,000. Sales of spiritous liquors and wines during 1956 dropped $2,019 below the preceding year, or from $37,453,940 to $37,451,921. And, total volume was off 106,279 gallons, down from 2,307,819 to 2,201,540. Still Hunting For 3 lowdns THE PAS, Manitoba, Can. im- The Canadian Mounted Police continued a search Wednesday for the whereabouts of three Waterloo, Iowa, fishermen who have not been seen since they headed out for a fishing trip about 10 days ago. The men are believed to be August Kudart, a machinist at the Rath Packing Co. plant in Waterloo, his son, Kenneth, 16, and Warner Zeran. The wife of Kudart said in Waterloo that she had not been concerned for their safety because a card she received under a July 8 postmark indicated they had expected to return to The Pas Thursday and be back#n Waterloo Saturday. She said her husband advised in the card that they were leaving the Canadian point to portage to an island 25 miles from The Pas. The trio arrived herg. July 5, set up camp near ClearwaW Lake, 17 miles northeast and the next day. stored a catch of fish in a locar locker plant under the name of K., Kudart. ... They went back to the lake, parked their car and boat trailer in the yard of W. H. Bunting and set out fishing again. Bunting said he Understood they would be back here July 9, as one of them had a business appointment in The Pas. Bunting said unsettled conditions on the lake developed the day after they left and as they had not returned by the following week end he notified officers. The party had a 16-foot aluminum outboard boat. The police searched by plane M o nd a y, checked the lake and its shoreline by boat Tuesday and planned to search again Wednesday. Install Officers of Auxiliary at Auburn (Timet Herald Norn ServUe) AUBURN—Twenty members of the Auxiliary ot Post 284 met Thursday evening at the Auburn Community building for a picnic and business session. Mrs. Deane Fleming conducted the business meeting. The following officers were installed. President, Mrs. E. E. Coyne; first vice president, Mrs. Kenneth Dirkx^ second vice president, Mrs, Deane Fleming; secretary, Mrs. Orville Geier, treasurer; Mrs. Harold Gorman; sergeant-at - arms, Mrs. Fred Hess; and chaplain, Mrs. Max Petzenhauser. A social hour followed the business meeting. Urge County Formers to Reseol Corn Many Carroll County, farmers are expected to take advantage of the government's offer to pay them a storage paynjent of 16 cents a bushel. for keeping their price-supported 1P55 and 1956 corn in their own cribo and bins another year under reseal instead of delivering it in settlement of loans and purchase agreements which mattire on July 31. William D. Meshek, manager of the county ASC office, recalled Wednesday that 900,000 bushels of price-supported corn were reseated in the county last year and expressed the belief that a sizeable amount will again be reseated this year. He urged farmers to check up on their storage needs at once with a view to taking advantage of the reseal offer. * Eligible for Reseating Eligible for resealing this year will be farm-stored 1956-crop corn now under original price-support loans, farm-stored 1956 corn under purchase agreements, and 1955 corn still stored on the farms under last year's resealing program. There will be no further extension of present reseal loans on 1953 and 1954 corn. Farmers having eligible 1955 and 1956 corn under loans can reseal up to the datn fixed by the county ASC committee for them to deliver or redeem their grain. However, those having 1956 purchase agreement corn on which they wish to earn a storage payment have only until the end • of this month to notify their county ASC office that they wish to convert their ourchase agreements into reseal loans. It is not necessary to deliver rcsealed corn to the government to earn a storage payment. Instead, the produber may pay off his loan at the end of the extra year — July 31, 1958 — and still receive a full storage payment of 16 cents a bushel. If he desires, he may redeem his corn any time after October 1, 1957, and prior to July 31, 1958,- and receive a prorated storage payment. Can Earn More Farmers who now have reseal loans on 1955 corn will have earned one full storage payment, of 16 cents a bushel on. July 31, 1957. Th%y can earn still another payment of 16 cents a bushel by extending their present loans and keeping the corn until July 31, 1958. Mr. Meshek emphasized that resealing not only gives farmers a means of earning a worthwhile storage payment but also gives them the advantage of having possession of their grain for an extra year. He also emphasized' that resealing will reduce the Steal Batteries From 14* Autos DES MOINES tf>—An automobile battery thief who spent a busy day prowling cars on Des Moines streets was the object of a police search Wednesday. Thirteen car owners told officers that their batteries were stolen in widely separated parts of the city Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. . The batteries were valued at from $14 to $40. amount of corn delivered to the government. in the settlement period starting August 1 and will thereby help to prevent development of a 'government storage problem. "The Iowa ASC committee has announced that more price-supported corn will be involved in the coming settlement period than in any of the past four years," he said. "It is believed, however, that erection of additional bins can be avoided in Iowa this year if farmers of the state will reseal from 50 to 60 million bushels of their price-supported corn." Moyer Named Marion Attorney MARION Estate Safety Commissioner Clinton Moyer will change jobs Aug 1 from the Statehouse in Des Moines to his hometown here. The City Council has appointed Moyer as Marion city attorney effective on the same date he resigns as safety commissioner. He will conduct a private law practice as well as serve as city attorney, for which he will receive $100 a month. He also will be paid for legal services required on all local improvement contracts. Hold Picnic of Council Bluffs Park <Tlme§ Herald New* Service) DEDHAM — A group of rela tives held a family picnic dinner and supper Sunday at Playland Park in Council Bluffs. The group included Mr. and Mrs. William Axman, Pammie, Ricky and Billy Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christensen Debbie, Dixie and Joann, and Robert Nair. Mr. and Mrs. William Axman Carol Ann and Billy, were Des Moines visitors Monday. FIRM INCORPORATED DES MOINES I*— A Mason City firm. Formalities. Inc., dealing in clothing and accessories for wed dings and other special occasions has filed incorporation papers with the secretary of state's office, list ing Iona Dee Reynolds, Mason City, as president.' Save Up to $100 in Our JULY SALE! Of 1957 G-E Appliances G-E ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS 1 ton Thinline with thermostat control. Installed (Exch) $229.95 G-E REFRIGERATOR With 8 cu. ft. Across-Top Freezer Door shelves, magnetic doors. Regular $249.95 (Exch) $179.95 COLLEGE STAFFER DIES CEDAR FALLS UPl-Miss Gorley Conlon, 65, member of the Iowa State Teachers College staff- for nearly 35 years, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. Crouse Cartage Co. Carroll — Phone 3521 R»fl. (329.95 12 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator $239.95 (Exch) With freezer across top. Aluminum door shelves, magnetic doors, revolving shelves. ' Rag. $399.95 11 Cu. Ft. Combination (Exch,) Refrigerator-Freezer $299.95 Zero degree freezer, revolving shelves, magnetic- doors, door shelves. • . • -• :/ »• Regular $69.95 G-E Garbage Disposal $54.95 . Eliminate messy smelly garbage — ants, too. R*«. $259.95 G-E 30-inch Electric Range $189.95 (ixeh ,) Large 24-inch automatic oven, light and timer. Reg. $239.95 G-E Automatic Washer (Exch.) With filter flow, large capacity, agitator, 5 year warranty. $199.95 no. 1 specialist in. storage fir moving J Ceurttpui convenient Currier G-E Upright Home Freezers _ _ £229.95 $289.95 ..1 „ _ $349.95 10 CU. PT. REG. $279.95 11 CU.'BT. REG. $349.95 II CU. PT. REG. $449.95 THESE PRICES GOOD ONLY WHILE PRESENT STOCK LAST! ic Co. "The Store That Service Built" 35 Per Cent Increase in Paroles for 3 DES MOINES (AV-Parolees from state penal institutions in the last three months have increased 35 per cent compared to the same period last year, Iowa Parole Board records showed Wednesday. Members of Scronton High School Class Of 1903 Visit There (TtmM Herald N««t« 8ervle«) SCRANTON — Mr. and Mrs. Ray Olive of Ontario, Calif., were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gibson. They were members of the 1903 graduating class of Scranlon school. The class included Rsfy Olive and Zoa Tripp, now Mrs. Olive; Minnie Sexton, now Mrs. Nat Golding of Glidden; Emily Starks, now Mrs. Earl Gibson: Guy Davis of Scranton and George Leonard. Deceased members are Charles Goodyear, Robert Osborne and Mabel Smith McNabb. Ed Buenneke of Scranton and Walter Buenneke ot Coon Rapids left Sunday for a fishing trip in Minnesota. "We think the board has been more liberal," said Russell Bobzin, board secretary, when asked for the reason for the increase. He added. f «, "The board has been bending over backwards to get more prisoners out of thp Fort Madison Penitentiary and the Ariamosa Reformatory, particularly Anamosa." However, he emphasized that paroling prisoners' is a "selective process." He explained that sometimes the board has "better prospects" for paroles than at other times. . ( • "It goes in cycles;" Bobzin continued. "Sometimes there are more prisoners eligible for parole than at other times. We can't say'that employment prospects are any better." In April, May and June of this year, a total of 101 prisoners were paroled. The number for the corresponding period last year was 75. The breakdown showed 20 paroles in April last year, and 34 in the same month this year. The May figures were 19 last year, and 35 this year. For June, the totals wereJIG last year and 32 this year. OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT IN-THE- CARTON BIKE SALE save 10% to 20% ON BALLOON TIRE BIKES BUY 'EM IN THE CARTON ASSEMBLE THEM YOURSELF* MAKE BIG SAVINGS NOW! 20-M.-REG. 37.95 '3 DOWN %\ • month <onv«nl«nt forms , SEE «(ARD$ COMPLETE LINE OF L_ BIKE PARTS AND ACCESSORIfS

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